BOSTON and LONDON, Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A huge shift is in the making within the procurement/supply management profession. Increasingly, Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) command a seat next to the CEO in the boardroom, and successful supply management practices are seen as pivotal to corporate growth. As a result, demand for new talent is soaring, and so are advancement opportunities.
Against this backdrop, Procurious broke new ground in May 2014, when it launched as the first free online global business network for curious, ambitious procurement and supply management professionals. Unlike other communities, Procurious offers a powerful combination of career advancement, skill development, and professional networking, all on one platform. Today, Procurious announced that its membership has hit the 10,000 mark, and new partnerships with the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) and The Hackett Group will add even more value to its core offerings.
"The complexities of procurement and supply management are a world away from what they were a decade ago. Many of the issues the profession faces are too big for any one person or company to address alone. It's exciting to think what our global procurement community can achieve as we flex our collective muscle," said Tania Seary, Founding Chairman of Procurious.
Procurious' 10,000th member is Siddharth Sharma, a Strategic Sourcing Manager with KPMG India. His fellow members come from 130 different countries, and command budgets that exceed $US20 million on average.
"With an MBA and eight years of procurement experience at technology and service firms, Siddarth Sharma is representative of today's hardworking and collaborative professionals who depend on Procurious. He will also be a valuable resource for other members, with India becoming the hub of so many procurement activities," said Ms. Seary. Among other news:
- The Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®), the world's first supply management institute, has become a Procurious Foundation Partner. This will increase Procurious members' access to ISM's highly regarded research, events and educational offerings, from certification programs to the newly launched ISM Mastery Model™. ISM members will also benefit from the rich educational resources and networking opportunities on Procurious.
- ISM® and The Hackett Group, a leading strategic consultancy and enterprise benchmarking firm, will sponsor Procurious' annual Big Ideas Summit, the world's first digital forum focused on procurement. The event will take place in London on April 21 and be amplified online to Procurious' full membership and social media followers. Tom Derry, CEO of ISM, and Chris Sawchuk, Principal and Global Procurement Advisory Practice Leader, The Hackett Group, will be among the speakers.
Building on its mission to strengthen the global supply chain community, Procurious has become a vital source of knowledge, connections, news, and advancement opportunities. With more than 80 eLearning videos, discussions on everything from commodity indices to procurement systems, and 350-plus guest writers adding their voices to a twice-daily blog, Procurious is at the epicenter of the industry. To join these innovators and leaders, visit Procurious today at www.procurious.com.
Procurious is the world's first online business community dedicated to procurement and supply chain professionals. It's a hub to advance your career, develop your skills and expand your global professional network. With 10,000+ members across the globe, Procurious aims to empower procurement leaders to connect, collaborate and take a more innovative professional outlook. Think of Procurious as a professional network, news and knowledge hub, learning and career center, all in one place. Join now at www.procurious.com - it's free to register and participate.
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